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Log Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Entry By: Galapagos Aggressor Crew









 



*GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR Captain’s Log * May 19th-26th, 2016

 

 

CREW:

Captain             Rufino Chele

Chef                         Alfredo Varela

Instructors             Walter & Ruben

Steward             Winter Basurto

 

GUESTS:

Norman, Rodrigo, Marc, Roel, Jeremy, Hugo, Damien, Helen, David, Patricia, Susan, Frank, Daniel and Raul.

 

DIVE SITES:

Thursday – Check dive at Itabaca Channel

Friday – Punta Carrión

Saturday – Wolf Island

Sunday – Wolf Island

Monday – Wolf Island

Tuesday –Punta Vicente Roca

Wednesday – Cousins Rock

 

Thursday May 19th

This week we welcomed aboard visitors coming from Ecuador, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Ireland and USA. We picked them up from Baltra Airport in the morning and headed out to a briefing and to get ready for our check dive: we saw golden cow rays, stingrays, sea lions and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 15ft

 

Friday May 20th

On Friday, we had two dives in Punta Carrion north side of Santa Cruz Island. We saw mola molas, sea turtles, sea lions, stingrays, white tip sharks, scorpion and tropical fish.

 

Late on, we had a land tour in Bartolome Island to see a volcanic and pristine land scape from the top.

*Air Temp. 71 F

*Water Temp. 66 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Saturday May 21st

We reached Wolf Island to dive with stingrays, white tip sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, barracudas, eagle rays, moray eels and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 80 F

*Water Temp. 64 F

* Visibility 12 ft

 

Sunday May 22nd

Sunday started with another dive at Wolf. Here, we could see the hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, eagle rays, moray eels, sea lions, sea turtles, jacks, dolphins, tunas, barracudas and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 73 F

* Visibility 60 ft

 

Monday May 23rd

Around Darwin Island, our new island, we had another dive time, in which we saw whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, moray eels, jacks, dolphins, tunas, sea turtles, scorpion and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 75 F

* Visibility 60 ft

 

Tuesday May 24th

Going down south, at Cabo Douglas and Punta Vicente Roca, Tuesday gave us the chance to see other variety of the marine life: we could swim with marine iguanas, bat fish, sea lions, sea turtles, scorpion fish, stingrays, moray eels, sea horses, barracudas and tropical fish.

*Air Temp. 78 F

*Water Temp. 63 F

* Visibility 50 ft

 

Wednesday May 25th

On Wednesday, after a night navigation going east, we could visit Cousins’ Rock. She was waiting for us with sea lions, sea turtles, barracudas, eagle rays, stingrays, scorpion fish, mobulas and more tropical fish.

 

Later on, we went to visit the highlands of Santa Cruz to see the famous giant tortoises: the Galapagos were peacefully walking around the place, in the wild. It was a precious moment.

*Air Temp. 79 F

*Water Temp. 70 F

* Visibility 40 ft

 

Thursday May 26th

 

We said our farewells to our guests, feeling a little bit sad that our group was leaving us, but having the sensation of a great week. Thanks to Catherine for celebrating your birthday with us and congratulations to Sonya for her 200th-dive…. Thanks again for joining us along the Galapagos Aggressor; we hope to see you again soon!

 

 

Galapagos Aggressor Crew